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In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, The Advocate reports on how politics shapes the day-to-day realities faced by members of the gay community. Read about LGBT leaders like Barney Frank and Tammy Baldwin and their work to advance the causes of the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Find out about legislation related to same-sex marriage, adoption, and other issues in gay politics that will impact the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans.
Montana Sen. Comes Out for Marriage Equality
March 26 2013 3:56 PM ET

Montana Sen. Comes Out for Marriage Equality

Michelle Garcia

Jon Tester joins senators Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Mark Warner of Virginia, and Mark Begich of Alaska in their support of marriage equality this week.

Ala. Senator Jeff Sessions Clarifies: I'm Not for Gay Marriage
March 26 2013 3:34 PM ET

Ala. Senator Jeff Sessions Clarifies: I'm Not for Gay Marriage

Neal Broverman

Contrary to a newspaper report, the GOP senator hasn't defected to the other side.

How Much Does a Seat at the Supreme Court Cost?
March 26 2013 3:27 PM ET

How Much Does a Seat at the Supreme Court Cost?

Michelle Garcia

Tickets to the Supreme Court are technically free but some are paying thousands to hire proxies to stand in line for a chance to watch the hearings.

25 California Mayors Band Together Against Prop 8
March 26 2013 2:21 PM ET

25 California Mayors Band Together Against Prop 8

Michelle Garcia

Mayors presiding across the state of California urged the Supreme Court to overturn California's voter-approved constitutional marriage ban.

LISTEN AND READ FOR YOURSELF: Audio and Transcript of Prop. 8 Hearing
March 26 2013 1:22 PM ET

LISTEN AND READ FOR YOURSELF: Audio and Transcript of Prop. 8 Hearing

Lucas Grindley

The complete audio and transcript of today's hearing has been released.

5 Big Takeaways From the Supreme Court's Proposition 8 Hearing
March 26 2013 1:05 PM ET

5 Big Takeaways From Inside High Court's Prop. 8 Hearing

Kerry Eleveld

From inside the Supreme Court chamber, reporter Kerry Eleveld assembled this list of what LGBT Americans need to know about what was said.

Candis Cayne to Guest Star on Elementary
March 26 2013 1:05 PM ET

Candis Cayne to Guest Star on Elementary

Jase Peeples

The trans actress is set to appear in the April 4th episode of the modern Sherlock Holmes series.

Lawyers Warn Against Reading Into Supreme Court's Questioning
March 26 2013 12:31 PM ET

Lawyers Warn Against Reading Into Supreme Court's Questioning

Lucas Grindley

After the Proposition 8 hearing today, lawyers from both sides offered their take on what happened.

Republicans Splitting On LGBT Rights Within Party
March 26 2013 12:12 PM ET

Republicans Splitting On LGBT Rights Within Party

Michelle Garcia

Some are balking as the Republican party looks to create a slightly more accepting message for 2016.

Maddow: Anti-Marriage Equality Arguments Are 'Pathetic'
March 26 2013 11:34 AM ET

Maddow: Anti-Marriage Equality Arguments Are 'Pathetic'

Michelle Garcia

Maddow says the conservative arguments against marriage equality are becoming increasingly incoherent, low rent, and pathetic.

5 Inspirational Photos From the Prop. 8 Hearings
March 26 2013 11:15 AM ET

5 Inspirational Photos From the Prop. 8 Hearings

Advocate.com Editors

These images reveal the tension, the hope, and the conflict as the Supreme Court considers marriage equality in a pivotal moment for LGBT Americans.

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